Overseas activities of U.S. Coast Guard in World War 2. View from ship bow in heavy North Atlantic seas. A map shows Greenland. U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard Cutter in Greenland waters with mountains and snow behind. U.S. Coast Guard officers conferring with Danish Naval officer. James K. Penfield, first United States consul in Greenland, being brought ashore by U.S. Coast Guard officers. Coast Guardsmen supplying food and supplies to natives of Greenland. Views of Greenland's Cryolite mine with men rappelling down its sides. Coast Guardsmen, released from U.S. service, and employed as armed guards, by the Government of Greenland, are seen protecting the Cryolite mine. Topographic survey of Greenland being conducted by Coast Guard personnel. Coast Guard two-place Bi-wing float plane is seen at rest in harbor and then later taking off.. U.S. Coast Guardsmen install, and test fire,a 3 inch gun, to protect a Greenland harbor. Coast guardsmen capture and occupy radio stations planted by Germans in Greenland. Newspaper from December 14,1944 describes how three German Arctic expeditions were broken up by the U.S. Coast Guard. A ship is torpedoed and burns in convoy of ships in North Atlantic Captain of another ship observes through binoculars. Several crew members are rescued from a raft. Coast Guard Cutter fires depth charges. Ships fire deck guns and antiaircraft guns against enemy. Destroyer Escort Savage (DE-386) at sea, manned by U.S. Coast Guard crew.. Admiral Russell R. Waesche decorates Coast Guardsmen. Coast Guard Cutter "Hamilton", the first American warship torpedoed in the Atlantic in WWII. Commandant Russell Waesche gives a statement in Washington D.C.
United States Coast Guards with sentry dogs in the United States. The coast guards in white uniforms as they march with the sentry dogs. They march on the Atlantic coast. Coast guard horsemen patrol the coast.
The British Navy tests U.S. built torpedo boats off the Atlantic coast. British Navy officers in the boats. A navy officer speaks into a bullhorn. The Union Jack flying.
Mine sweeping training off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia. United States Navy Auxiliary Motor Minesweepers (YNS) underway in the Atlantic off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia. Bow of YNS with men on deck. Equipment loaded onto YNS. Another YNS underway in the Atlantic Ocean.
YMS during mine sweeping activities in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia. United States Navy YMS (Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper) underway at sea as they sweep mines. Mines explode in the foreground and a pillar of smoke and water rises up. Mines explode with YMS in the foreground. Mines explode with YMS underway in the Atlantic. A helicopter in flight.
Mine sweeping training off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia. United States Navy Auxiliary Motor Minesweepers (YNS) underway in the Atlantic off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia. Men pull up paravane, a mine cutting device pulled up along the side of YNS underway at sea. Men help in the pulling up of paravane. Paravane lowered along the side of the YNS as men look over the edge of the vessel.